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Is XRP a good investment in Italy?
One thing you should check to find out if XRP is a good investment is checking its value over the years. In August of 2013, the first year after its release, each XRP was sold at 0.01 USD. Later in December 2017, it reached its highest price of 2.28 USD per unit. It shows the price of XRP rose more than 70,000 percent in only five years. Therefore, it was a great investment for people who bought even the minimum amount of this cryptocurrency. However, XRP had many ups and downs until it reached 0.42 USD in October 2022. Some investors believe that XRP may reach 100 USD per unit in the next 10 years, which is not impossible! The more the banks and financial institutions accept XRP in their transactions, the higher its price will get.
*Remember, the world of cryptocurrencies is so volatile, the price of a coin changes each day. Nothing is 100% guaranteed in this world. However, most of the analysts recommend thinking about a long-term investment while buying XRP. But you should still know that you are stepping into a risky world. As the price history shows, XRP had many ups and downs that shows the volatility of the cryptocurrency world. One day you may win and one incident in the world may affect the price of crypto and make you lose your investment. It is better to define an exit point for yourself. If the price of XRP went lower than that amount, sell your tokens.
What is Ripple ?
XRP – also known as Ripple- is a cryptocurrency built on a global payments network called Ripple. In fact, Ripple is the company that was created as a replacement for SWIFT (a leading money transfer network). It is designed to provide a secure and decentralized communication and payment network for financial institutions around the world. As a company, Ripple is a trusted agent that can facilitate transactions between two parties. It is located in San Francisco, USA, and makes decentralized financial products for banks and financial institutions.
Learn more on Ripple official website.
Is Ripple legal to buy in Italy?
There is no doubt that Italy is grossing in the global economic field by expanding its horizons on digital investment. However, the laws and regulations regarding cryptocurrencies are not fully developed yet. According to the public authority responsible for regulating the Italian financial markets (CONSOB), the ownership and trading of cryptocurrencies are not considered illegal in Italy. But you should keep in mind that there are no definite regulations about taxation. While crypto-assets do not have a specific regulatory status in Italy, the only Italian laws and regulations that provide a definition applicable to them are those concerning anti-money laundering regulations. It is estimated that 2.3% of the Italian population, which is approximately 1.3 million people, own crypto assets in Italy.
Is Ripple taxed in Italy
The Italian Tax Administration, also known as Agenzia Delle Entrate, is still developing official tax guidance on the topic of cryptocurrency taxation. However, two resolutions issued by Agenzia Entrate in the past are currently being used to form the basis for how cryptocurrencies are taxed in Italy.
According to Resolution no. 72 /E/2016, profits from trading cryptocurrencies are not considered taxable income due to the lack of speculative nature. However, in Resolution no. 788/2021 it is mentioned that if the person’s total wallet or account balance exceeds €51,645.69 for a minimum of seven consecutive days during the tax year, the profits from selling, exchanging, or disposing of cryptocurrencies are taxed as capital gains at a flat rate of 26%. This is good news for all Italian crypto investors considering you are not paying taxes on your profits as long as your total portfolio value does not exceed €51,645.69 for seven or more consecutive days.
After you've bought Ripple in Italy
You may wonder what happens after buying XRP and how you can use it. XRP is used like any other digital currency. It means, you can use it as an investment or to buy something. You can also exchange XRP with other currencies, the process should be done on the Ripple network. Moreover, Western Union, Travala, and Red Cross are among the most popular businesses that accept XRP. You can also use Ripple (XRP) for products you want to purchase from Microsoft, Amazon and many other major businesses. Therefore, sometimes there is no difference between your money and XRP.
As mentioned, one thing you can do after buying cryptocurrency is holding it as an investment until its price rises and selling it to profit. But you should know, that’s not the only benefit you can get from buying XRP. You can use this coin to trade with other currencies, such as USD or EUR, or spend it like money to buy an online product. You should also know that like other cryptocurrencies, XRP or Ripple can be stored in a wallet. XRP ledger is one of the safest wallets for you to store this coin.
Who can buy Ripple in Italy?
The requirements for anyone to buy cryptocurrency in Italy are a mobile phone to verify identity using two-factor authentication (2FA), a bank account or credit card to make fiat currency deposits to purchase cryptocurrencies and crypto wallet to store the assets. Our exchange authorizes fast and secure transactions through different means such as Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. In conclusion, it is possible for almost everyone to enter the world of crypto assets and our website provides a safe and secure beginner-friendly experience.
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Frequently asked questions
Some experts predict that the price of this coin will get higher when more banks and financial institutes accept and start working with XRP and Ripple networks. If you are thinking about investing in a cryptocurrency, XRP can be a good choice. However, before buying XRP you should do more analysis and read more reviews to make sure it is worth buying.
Your crypto taxes should be reported in your personal tax return where you also report ordinary income from employment. According to Agenzia Entrate, a tax return must be submitted every year, by the following deadlines: 30 September and 30 November of the year following the tax year.
First, calculate your capital gains and income for all transactions during the tax year. Then, report your crypto taxes in your personal tax return before the deadline in the following year. You must file your tax form online via the dedicated website of Italy’s tax office. If you have further questions about how to file your taxes, we recommend contacting Agenzia Entrate or a tax advisor in Italy directly.
No. You should buy at least 20 ripples to activate the XRP wallet.
As a general rule, you should keep records of the following details for each transaction as a minimum: the date of the transaction, the cryptocurrencies involved in the transaction, the type of transaction, how much was bought, sold, or exchanged, the value of the cryptocurrency in euro at the time of the transaction, exchange records and other similar cases.
Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb are the founders of Ripple network and its token “XRP”.